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Jun 01, 2015
She Drives Me Crazy!

As much fun as it would be, no, this isn't a Fine Young Cannibals reset. This is my little rant on a TV trope that really irritates me. Stong, intelligent, independant female characters who turn into complete twits as soon as their particular love interest shows up.
I appreciate that dramatic tension is a common part of story telling, but it really does bug me when quality female characters are portrayed as little more than airheads, incapable of logical and rational thought when confronted by a man they have feelings for. Aside from the inconsistencies with their character in just about any other given situation, is there really no other way to create dramatic tension without having these women act like idiots?
Without further adue, here are my top 5 offenders...keeping in mind that I haven't watched Mad Men yet.
#1. Olivia Pope (Scandal)
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Does Oliva Deserve Fitz?
The past two seasons I've been thinking about the Fitz-Oliva-Jake triangle and while I've often thought that jake was someone I was manipulated into caring for, I was still rooting for Olivia and Fitz.

Yes, I wanted Oliva to be with Fitz.

I kept asking myself why couldn't she just be with him. It's not like it's an affair anymore. Millie knows! And Mellie in her own way is fine with it. She accepts it. She would rather share her husband with Oliva - no scratch that - give her husband to Olivia if it would mean Fitz is in a good mood and running the country --*ahem* as they like to say it "the world". But this is a drama and the show likes to pretend that Olivia has self respect and all... whatever.

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